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When Stand-Up and Column Writing Meet

Suzette Martinez Standring

Art of Column Writing By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Life is an unexpected ride. I’m a columnist who presents writing workshops, maybe the occasional keynote. But stand-up comedy? Terrifying! I am not that gal. Or am I? On a lark I did a Story Slam recently. The theme was…

Columnists’ Road Trip Is Fly

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NSNC 2015 – Indianapolis By Amanda Beam 2015 Conference Committee National Society of Newspaper Columnists Gentlehumans, start your engines. Only three months until the 2015 NSNC Conference. True story. Per square mile, Indiana has the most miles of interstate highways in the nation. All those streets will sure come in handy when columnists and bloggers…

A Message from NSNC President Jerry Zezima

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NSNC 2015 — Indianapolis The National Society of Newspaper Columnists will hold its 2015 conference June 25-28 in Indianapolis. Here is a statement to the membership from NSNC President Jerry Zezima. Dear NSNC members: As our conference in Indianapolis approaches — and it will be here before we know it — I have heard from…

Register Here for NSNC’s Indy 2015 Conference

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The National Society of Newspaper Columnists is holding its 39th annual conference June 25-28, 2015, in Indianapolis, with a theme of “Black & White and Read All Over.” The registration fee includes seven meals! The purchase buttons below go to a reliable, secure payment site. Member rate By May 31 – $299 (click button below)…

March Forth for Froth

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President’s Message By Jerry Zezima President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Beware the Ides of March. We have all heard this old saying and have promptly ignored it, especially if we’ve heard it in, say, November, because it raises an important question: What the hell is an ide? It could be used to say, “Ide…

What’s Your #AdviceforYoungJournalists?

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you, the columnist By Dave Lieber Dallas Morning News columnist Did you catch any of the wonderful snippets of advice on Twitter recently tied to the hashtag #AdviceforYoungJournalists? Hundreds of folks participated from around the world. Some responses were annoying such as one posted by anti-newspaper dolt @jeffjarvis (“Don’t get old.”) Others were quite wonderful:…